More times than I can count, I follow the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law. Jesus came to fulfill the law and free us from the punishment of the law, which was death. The Pharisees and religious leaders of Jesus’ day were so concerned about attempting to keep the law, they missed their opportunities to be on the right side of His-story.
How often do we miss opportunities to show the love of Jesus to others or show compassion to others in the name of “following the law?”
Luke 6:6-11 is a perfect story of how Jesus demonstrated the greatest and highest way of being a follower of Him instead of “keepers of the law and traditions.” Jesus broke several laws and customary practices according to the Pharisees and the teachers of the law. Jesus was guilty for eating and healing a man on the Sabbath. How many times have we judge or condemned someone in our hearts because they did things different from how mom and dad taught us? When Jesus was questioned for His actions, He said; “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”
What Laws and Traditions do you need The Son of Man to be Lord over?
We love, because He loved first. We live, because He died and lived. We’re righteous because He bought us with His blood, therefore we’re righteous. The law is dead! Jesus is the law! Selah.
— James Adams